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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B
Texas State is an above-average public university located in San Marcos, Texas in the Austin Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 28,019 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Texas State acceptance rate is 73%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Psychology, and Business. Graduating 54% of students, Texas State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,300.
About Texas State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Sun Belt Conference
Address
601 University Dr
San Marcos, TX 78666

Texas State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
73%
Application Deadline
May 1
SAT Range
1020-1200
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$13,579/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,129/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
81%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
22:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.352 responses
52%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.403 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.403 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
28,019Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
6,161
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 278 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    37%
  • Friendly
    19%
  • Average
    12%
  • Unique
    11%
  • Different
    6%
  • Young
    5%
  • Intelligent
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.479 responses
Poll
46%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.576 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 298 responses
Report
  • Great education, beautiful town, fun environment
    35%
  • Good education opportunities with lots of parties
    13%
  • Great Education in a great location
    11%
  • Great town with an amazing atmosphere
    8%
  • Great education with a Good balance
    8%
  • A good introduction into university life
    8%
  • Party school
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.253 responses
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Texas State University Reviews

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I work and attend courses at Texas State University, and there really isn’t much I can complain about. All the professors I’ve had have been great, with some of them winning distinguished awards within the past few years. I’ve had a couple of classes in buildings where the rooms could definitely use some renovating, especially in the Art building, and some of the dorms are quite dated. However, the rest of campus completely makes up for this! There is a gorgeous river flowing right through the center of campus, and many beautiful trees that make me feel lucky to have chosen a campus so rich with nature. There are tons of diverse food options around, and a student organization that could meet any interest a person could have. I would definitely recommend attending Texas State University!
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Texas State University is a beautiful campus that has much to offer both academically and socially. With hundreds of degree plans, there is surely something for everyone to get excited about learning at Texas State. The professors and staff are always willing to lend a helping hand and fellow students are just as friendly. Furthermore, there are multiple organizations available to aid in student academic, social and career success. My favorite aspect about the campus is the geography of the area within and around it: tall, forested hills, lakes, and, my favorite, the San Marcos River that snakes around campus and through beautiful parks. Overall, I highly recommend Texas State University to all prospective undergrad and graduate students. Go Bobcats!
I've thoroughly enjoyed my freshman year at Texas State University! Everything about this campus is beautiful (despite a little construction). I've always felt as if San Marcos was a very warm and welcoming town that bleeds right into the school atmosphere, and I lived in a dorm closest to the downtown area which was incredible. There is always something to do and an activity going on which means you're never really bored. There is tons of different students from different backgrounds and that really adds to the experience because you get to engage with those you never would otherwise. I rated food and safety as a lower score because if you have any sort of food allergy or a diet that deviates any way from the norm, campus food options are very poor. We've also seen an increase in a lot of crime in popular apartment complexes in surrounding areas but I always feel safe on campus.